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5/1/2012 - Reports of InvestigationsA new test method has been developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Clean Air Filter (CAF) for quantifying the outside air leakage into environmental cab filtration systems.
5/1/2000 - Peer reviewed journal articlesOptical technologies have progressed rapidly in the past 15 years. NIOSH is conducting a study to help provide a scientific basis for developing appropriate safety guidelines for optical equipment in underground coal mines.
1/1/1995 - Reports of InvestigationsMany mines rely on toxic gas sensors to help maintain a safe and healthy work environment. This report describes a prototype monitoring system developed by the USBM that uses light to power and communicate with remote toxic gas sensors.
1/1/1992 - Reports of InvestigationsReports on the U.S. Bureau of Mines development and testing of an instrinsically safe methane monitor based on differential absorption of infrared light.
9/1/2020 - Research areasMonitoring Ventilation Parameters and Accumulations of Combustible Gas Topic Page
4/23/2020 - Contracts and cooperative agreementsA contract with the Colorado School of Mines to research digital technologies to improve mine safety and health.
11/1/2019 - Peer reviewed journal articlesA report detailing the evaluation of a prototype fiber optic methane monitor when exposed to smoke.
1/8/2019 - Research areasMethane Detection and Monitoring Topic Page
4/1/2018 - Peer reviewed journal articlesResults from a survey conducted to determine the number of atmospheric monitoring systems (AMS) used in underground coal mines in the United States, as well as an examination of how regulation changes have impacted CO sensor use.
10/22/2016 - Research projectsA project to develop guidelines to assess ventilation effectiveness in underground coal mines using improved sampling protocols and defining optimal instrument locations for continuous-reading airflow and methane monitors.